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ok fella's....need some help here. Bought 200 acres for me and the kids to do some deer hunting on a couple years ago near the Bunkie area and the beavers are taking claim to a 1/4 of it now. I tried to have patience with these critters but I am running short now. This past year they have really built up their dams and there are making themselves a nice lodge also. Looking for advice on the best way to control these property destroyers. Thanks
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i have had hunting leases in the past where the beavers have taken claim to large areas and flooded a lot of it. my suggestion to you is to sit out with a .22 and shoot them (be careful though because those .22 bullets do ricochet off the water i shot one one time and it ricocheted right back at me in my direction) or set out some traps to catch them (snare, conibear, or full body traps) by there entrances to there huts. thats jus my suggestion because i know from experience if you break there dams they will have built a bigger one back just over night.
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   simerg
I would say that trapping them would be your best bet. Ive had the best luck trapping them with snares and conibears. If you are on a budget snares are the ticket because they are cheap and you can get allot set quick. Conibears would great too but they are kinda spendy.
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bayou jaeger is exactly right! try to set out some snares in there little slu or something. my uncle has the same problem in one of his fields in mississippi. he tore them down over and over but the next couple days its built back. snares i know will work. i use to sit out in them beaver ponds deer hunting and never saw a beaver in them so i never tryed to hunt them.
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Me and my friend will come take care of em if u want. We've been looking for a place to get a few
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Shoot em with the biggest gun you have, with the nastiest bullets you can get for it. I hate beavers.
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   Beaverden
Had the same problem several years ago. Shot them, tore down their dam more times than I can count, used killer traps and caught a few but not all of them. Found their den and set it on fire. All of this and still had beavers. A friend brought me an article from a news paper in Mississippi. THIS WORKED!!!!!!!!!! Get 40 ft. 3 or 4 inch PVC pipe, dig a trench in the dam and sink it as far down as you can. Let 20 ft. of the pipe stick out on both sides of the dam with each end of the pipe submerged in the water. I used a piece of rebar an tied the pipe to it with wire to keepm it under the water. The beavers will rebuild the dam around the pipe thinking the hole in the dam is letting the water out. The water will continue to flow through the submerged pipe. The beavers will keep coming to the dam to try and find the leak with no avail. Eventually not able to maintain the water level in their pond the will get discouraged and move on to find another place to build a dam. Can't remember how long it took them to leave, maybe a month or two. A few months later found another dam about a mile away but not on my property.
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thats what we were going to do but was afraid they would stop it up to.
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was going to try that beaverden...only problem is that they have 4 dams about 40 yards apart and I'm sure they are working on a 5th one as I type this. It makes it really hard on the kids to get to their stands. I have a few traps that I mooched off of friends and a few joints of 4" pvc laying around so I am probably going to try all suggestions that everyone has mentioned. Soon as weather cooperates I'll be packing the kids and a few cold refreshing "beverages" and see what damage we can do....thanks guys for all the inputs
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   Beaverden
We had two dams about 150 yards apart and a culvert that they dammed up about 250 yards from the second dam. WE put the PVC pipe in in all three at the same time and it worked.
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   Beaverden
Keep the PVG pipe under the water and they won't plug it up.
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thanks....I'll surely give it a try.
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   husb0023
Get in and get yourself a damage permit. Then you can legally shoot them... I would highly recommend some of the full body traps around their entrance though. Much easier to stake out a few of those and come pick them up in the morning.
Don't let the hides or meat go to waste, if you don't use them give them to someone who will. They are great eating and the warmest pelts you have ever seen.
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get you a couple traps they run about 25 dollars each and some beavr castor this is the easiest way to get rid of them i used to work for USDA as a trapper email me for some tips also call USDA they may have a trapper in your parish
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   Beezaboy
Man you gotta remember that the North American Beaver is a natural part of our ecosystem. Everyone ON HERE IS SCREAMING TO KILL THE BEAVERS. From a conservationist standpoint, I think you should seek a professional to help control flooding to some extent and maybe protect a few of your trees. I have looked into this topic quite a bit because I have a family of beavers on my property in St. Francisville. Check out this website, www.beaversww.org.

Beavers build beautiful habitats, awesome woodduck places, bass ponds, and many other uses. everyone is driving them out of the When a beaver fells a tree, everyone panics, unaware that such change is part of nature's cycle. Tree cutting stimulates more growth in many trees, such as willows, aspen and cottonwoods. For example, for each willow stem that is cut, three or four will appear in the spring.
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no one said to kill them all lol but theiir first couisn to rats and mice you want them in your house ?beaver in a wetland area no problem but they do millons of dollars in damage to trees roads and crops he wants to hunt deer not ducks!! a willow tree not worth anything but a 100 year old oak or walnut tree is
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